Exciting STEM opportunity with a chance to win £25k for schools or youth groups

Issued: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:07:00 GMT

Teams, teachers and leaders will have access to learning materials and real examples of artificial intelligence to help kick-start their creative thinking and develop their ideas. It is free to take part and teams will be provided with support throughout. Finalists will be supported to transform their idea into reality with mentors, hardware and software - they will also be in with a chance to win £25,000 for their schools or youth groups and individual prizes.

Entry applications for initial ideas are open until the 29th November 2019, and then 60 teams will then be invited to the Semi-Finalist event at the end of January 2020. Finalists will be selected in March 2020 and will be supported to develop their ideas into reality. The finalists will then be invited to a live “Dragon’s Den” event to pitch to a panel of expert judges to choose a winner, and award additional prizes.

Head to the website to check out all of the recommend checking out all the resources on the website, from activity plans to AI games to help get young people engaged, and find out how to apply.

How to get involved:

  • You can find out more about the prize and how you can support your team in the Team Champions pack
  • You can help your students learn about AI and come up with ideas in our short activity sessions plans - these are tailored towards writing an application, use them as much or as little as you need (activities range from 15 - 30 mins). 

  • Apply by 5pm on 29th November - remember, at this stage, they are just looking for an idea! 

  • Got a question? The Longitude Explorer team are keen to hear from you, just email explorer@nesta.org.uk

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